St. Bernards Medical Center
St. Bernards is a 438-bed medical center in the heart of Jonesboro, Arkansas. Our mission is to provide Christ-like healing to the community through education, treatment, and health services. We serve as the regional referral center for 23 counties in northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri. We have been recognized as one of Arkansas’ Best Places to Work by Arkansas Business for the last seven years and most recently Modern Healthcare’s 2019 Best Places to Work in Healthcare.
We are dedicated to the future of healthcare, serving as a teaching site for students of nursing, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, medicine, and many others. St. Bernards also has an established Internal Medicine Residency Program and serves as the teaching site for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Northeast Family Medicine Residency Program.
St. Bernards is undertaking a $137.5 million development including:
• Changes and additions to the St. Bernards Cancer and Heartcare Centers
• Construction of a new surgical and intensive care tower
• Renovation and refurbishing of the present medical center structure
St. Bernards Pharmacy
St. Bernards pharmacists are integrated into patient care throughout the organization. Our mission is to strive to improve the quality of life of anyone we come in contact with, in all that we do. Pharmacists and technicians provide services 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Centralized pharmacists actively participate in medication order verification and medication distribution. Decentralized pharmacists serve as the core of our clinical practice, having a presence in the emergency department, adult intensive care, neonatal intensive care and pediatrics, oncology, hospice house, and the majority of the adult medical floors. Pharmacists utilize clinical surveillance software to assist with pharmacokinetic dosing, renal dosing, antimicrobial stewardship, anticoagulation monitoring, IV to PO, and opioid stewardship. Pharmacists are actively involved in medication utilization reviews, adverse drug event monitoring, protocol management, interdisciplinary rounds, and numerous committees. We also serve as a teaching site for the UAMS College of Pharmacy and Harding University College of Pharmacy.